1. The person that pretty much knew the correct way to play blackjack or was at least consistent with their play.
2. The new players who are still learning how to play but are open to direction from dealers or players.
3. The older person who thought they knew how to play correctly (but didn't) and didn't want help from others.
When gambling lower limits, we're usually gambling for fun. That means lots of drinks, lots of laughs and lots of chit chat. Of course, we want to win. Don't we all? But when it's $5 at stake each hand this writer is really not too concerned with the game and is more concerned with having a good time. The money will last and, if we're having fun, it's just another night out at an awesome bar.
We'd all like to play at a table with people that know how to play the game, but that's not always going to be the case when playing lower limits. In fact, playing $5 blackjack with knowledgable players is probably the exception and not the rule.
In life, it's important to manage expectations. So, when sitting down to play low limits blackjack, we don't expect much from the other players and don't get upset. If someone wants help, we'll gladly share our knowledge. If they don't want it, we won't bother them as long as they don't bother us.
We're more likely to walk away from a low limit blackjack table if someone is a jerk, than if they don't know how to play correctly. How dare you ruin our good time?! Jerk! Whew. That felt better.
So, tell us... do you care who you share a blackjack table with?